Certification Coaches

Certification Coaches are trained SPI staff who support students in the SP Certification Training with skill acquisition. Certification Coaches participate in a training program with supervision by SPI faculty members. Certification Coaches may be contacted by students of the SP Certification Training for extra help at a cost negotiated directly with the Certification Coach.

Grayce-Gusmano-LMFT, LPC

Grayce Gusmano

LMFT, LPC

Grayce Gusmano, LMFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a Certified Sensorimotor Practitioner and Consultant in Training. She is a certified EMDR Therapist and is an EMDRIA-approved consultant in EMDR. Grayce is also a Certified Practioner in Psychodrama. She has advanced trauining in Emotionally Focused Couple’s Work and AEDP. She is a trauma informed therapist and works from an attachment frame. She specializes in complex trauma, couples work and eating disorders. She has presented at several National conferences on attachment and experiential work. She maintains a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.

480-405-2711

Meet Grayce
Lori-Hickman -LPC

Lori Hickman

LPC

Lori Hickman is a Licensed Professional Counselor from Anchorage, Alaska. She is also a State of Alaska LPC board approved supervisor. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1998 and obtained a Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology in 2003. She is a trained EMDR therapist. Lori started her journey with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in November 2013. She obtained certification on March 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Lori works primarily in her private practice with adolescents and adults. She provides individual, family, and couples therapy. She has co-facilitated a Sensorimotor and Yoga group as well. Much of her practice is working with individuals who have experienced trauma and/or attachment trauma and suffer from depression and anxiety. She finds that she often turn to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR therapy in her practice and has found that these modalities are very effective in helping individuals with their healing. In her free time, Lori enjoys spending time doing a lot of activities with family, including racquetball, handball, soccer, baseball, and snowboarding. She also enjoys time with her dog Mabel. Lori loves being outdoors, traveling, reading, and playing games with friends.

innerwisdomreflections@gmail.com

Meet Lori
Barbara-Phillips-PhD, LICSW

Barbara Phillips

PhD, LICSW

Barbara Phillips, PhD, LICSW is a psychotherapist, consultant, and advocate for the integration of body, emotion, and the mind. A Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist (2008); SPI- approved Consultant; and L-3 Certification Coach (NYC, Boston, Kansas City, UK to date), Barbara is also the Boston Organizer/SPI trainings liaison whose outreach includes a yearly SPI informational presence at Bessel van der Kolk’s International Psychological Trauma Conference and presentations on the following topics: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach to the Treatment of Trauma: Embodying the Foundational Principles (Harvard Divinity School); Three Storytellers in Search of a Author (Harvard Grand Rounds); An Insider/Outsider Account of Reaching Out to Shame; Deconstructing Shame: A Multi-Perspective Approach (NASW Biennial Symposia), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: A Body/Mind Talk Therapy for the Treatment of Trauma (Guest speaker: BC Colloquium Series; Cambridge Hospital). Dr. Phillips has also taught Adult Psychological Trauma (Boston College SSW Gradate Program) and served as Dissertation Chair (Psy.D. Program, JFK University College of Graduate and Professional Studies). Barbara is a past president of NESTTD and Board member for 10 years. She has a private practice in Arlington, MA. where she also consults to individuals and groups on the use of somatic interventions in trauma treatment.

phillipsba@aol.com

Meet Barbara
Susan-Spiegel-PhD, LCSW

Susan Spiegel

PhD, LCSW

Susan Spiegel, PhD, LCSW, is a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. She has 35 years’ experience in teaching, psychotherapy, supervision and consultation with children, adolescents, adults, couples. Currently she is on the doctoral faculty of The Sanville Institute for Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy; teaches trauma and relational therapy to post-doctoral fellowship students at Reiss Davis; and maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills where she integrates both Sensorimotor and Psychodynamic psychotherapy with adolescents, adults and couples.

310-478-1386

Meet Susan
Ruth-Steenvoorden-R.G.N.

Ruth Steenvoorden

R.G.N.

Ruth Steenvoorden began her career in the medical field when she qualified with a Distinction of Excellence as a Certified Registered Trauma Nurse and a community Midwife (USA). During this period of work, interest in the relationship between Psyche and Soma deepened, leading her to return to Ireland where she undertook six years of extensive training in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. She also earned a Higher Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy and a Certificate in sudden bereavement for children. Certifying in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2016 in Ireland, she now has over 23 years of experience in the therapeutic field and has assisted on all Levels of the Sensorimotor trainings. She currently divides her time between her own private clinical practice, assisting on Sensorimotor trainings and is a Certification Coach in training. Ruth’s aim and sincere intention as a Certification Coach in training is to offer students attuned clarity, sensitivity and heartfelt encouragement during their sensorimotor training.

ruthsteenvoorden@gmail.com

Meet Ruth
Margaret-G. Woodtke-LCSW

Margaret G. Woodtke

LCSW

Margaret G. Woodtke, LCSW, is a Clinical Social Worker who has worked in community and school settings with extensive experience in the fields of eating disorders and grief, using mindfulness and compassion as her overriding principles. A Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist as well as a Certification Coach, she has supported students toward certification both in the US and abroad. Margaret also brings specialized training in the Structural Dissociation Model and integrates this into her work as well. She holds an MSW from the University of Connecticut, and is also an EMDR therapist. Margaret is in private practice in Connecticut, bringing more the 25 years of experience to her work with individuals, family and group therapy, as well as supervision.

marg-gold-wood@att.net

Meet Margaret

Certification Coach Bios

Grayce-Gusmano-LMFT, LPC

Grayce Gusmano

LMFT, LPC

Grayce Gusmano, LMFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a Certified Sensorimotor Practitioner and Consultant in Training. She is a certified EMDR Therapist and is an EMDRIA-approved consultant in EMDR. Grayce is also a Certified Practioner in Psychodrama. She has advanced trauining in Emotionally Focused Couple’s Work and AEDP. She is a trauma informed therapist and works from an attachment frame. She specializes in complex trauma, couples work and eating disorders. She has presented at several National conferences on attachment and experiential work. She maintains a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.

480-405-2711

Meet Grayce
Lori-Hickman -LPC

Lori Hickman

LPC

Lori Hickman is a Licensed Professional Counselor from Anchorage, Alaska. She is also a State of Alaska LPC board approved supervisor. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1998 and obtained a Master's of Science in Counseling Psychology in 2003. She is a trained EMDR therapist. Lori started her journey with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in November 2013. She obtained certification on March 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. Lori works primarily in her private practice with adolescents and adults. She provides individual, family, and couples therapy. She has co-facilitated a Sensorimotor and Yoga group as well. Much of her practice is working with individuals who have experienced trauma and/or attachment trauma and suffer from depression and anxiety. She finds that she often turn to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR therapy in her practice and has found that these modalities are very effective in helping individuals with their healing. In her free time, Lori enjoys spending time doing a lot of activities with family, including racquetball, handball, soccer, baseball, and snowboarding. She also enjoys time with her dog Mabel. Lori loves being outdoors, traveling, reading, and playing games with friends.

innerwisdomreflections@gmail.com

Meet Lori
Barbara-Phillips-PhD, LICSW

Barbara Phillips

PhD, LICSW

Barbara Phillips, PhD, LICSW is a psychotherapist, consultant, and advocate for the integration of body, emotion, and the mind. A Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist (2008); SPI- approved Consultant; and L-3 Certification Coach (NYC, Boston, Kansas City, UK to date), Barbara is also the Boston Organizer/SPI trainings liaison whose outreach includes a yearly SPI informational presence at Bessel van der Kolk’s International Psychological Trauma Conference and presentations on the following topics: A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach to the Treatment of Trauma: Embodying the Foundational Principles (Harvard Divinity School); Three Storytellers in Search of a Author (Harvard Grand Rounds); An Insider/Outsider Account of Reaching Out to Shame; Deconstructing Shame: A Multi-Perspective Approach (NASW Biennial Symposia), and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: A Body/Mind Talk Therapy for the Treatment of Trauma (Guest speaker: BC Colloquium Series; Cambridge Hospital). Dr. Phillips has also taught Adult Psychological Trauma (Boston College SSW Gradate Program) and served as Dissertation Chair (Psy.D. Program, JFK University College of Graduate and Professional Studies). Barbara is a past president of NESTTD and Board member for 10 years. She has a private practice in Arlington, MA. where she also consults to individuals and groups on the use of somatic interventions in trauma treatment.

phillipsba@aol.com

Meet Barbara
Susan-Spiegel-PhD, LCSW

Susan Spiegel

PhD, LCSW

Susan Spiegel, PhD, LCSW, is a Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. She has 35 years’ experience in teaching, psychotherapy, supervision and consultation with children, adolescents, adults, couples. Currently she is on the doctoral faculty of The Sanville Institute for Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy; teaches trauma and relational therapy to post-doctoral fellowship students at Reiss Davis; and maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills where she integrates both Sensorimotor and Psychodynamic psychotherapy with adolescents, adults and couples.

310-478-1386

Meet Susan
Ruth-Steenvoorden-R.G.N.

Ruth Steenvoorden

R.G.N.

Ruth Steenvoorden began her career in the medical field when she qualified with a Distinction of Excellence as a Certified Registered Trauma Nurse and a community Midwife (USA). During this period of work, interest in the relationship between Psyche and Soma deepened, leading her to return to Ireland where she undertook six years of extensive training in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. She also earned a Higher Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy and a Certificate in sudden bereavement for children. Certifying in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in 2016 in Ireland, she now has over 23 years of experience in the therapeutic field and has assisted on all Levels of the Sensorimotor trainings. She currently divides her time between her own private clinical practice, assisting on Sensorimotor trainings and is a Certification Coach in training. Ruth’s aim and sincere intention as a Certification Coach in training is to offer students attuned clarity, sensitivity and heartfelt encouragement during their sensorimotor training.

ruthsteenvoorden@gmail.com

Meet Ruth
Margaret-G. Woodtke-LCSW

Margaret G. Woodtke

LCSW

Margaret G. Woodtke, LCSW, is a Clinical Social Worker who has worked in community and school settings with extensive experience in the fields of eating disorders and grief, using mindfulness and compassion as her overriding principles. A Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist as well as a Certification Coach, she has supported students toward certification both in the US and abroad. Margaret also brings specialized training in the Structural Dissociation Model and integrates this into her work as well. She holds an MSW from the University of Connecticut, and is also an EMDR therapist. Margaret is in private practice in Connecticut, bringing more the 25 years of experience to her work with individuals, family and group therapy, as well as supervision.

marg-gold-wood@att.net

Meet Margaret